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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

Highpoint Community Bank
Recognized for Exceptional Performance
Indisputably One of the Nation’s Strongest Banks

 

March 2020: Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, commends Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has Highpoint Community Bank earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 42 consecutive quarters, sailing
through one of the most trying economic times of our lifetimes and giving it an added designation of “Exceptional Performance Bank”. This status is reserved for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for at least 10 consecutive years. It also indicates that Highpoint Community Bank is indisputably one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“As the president of BauerFinancial, I am often asked what it takes to be a 5-Star bank,” reflects Karen Dorway, president of the research firm. “Like so many other things in life, success in banking boils down to knowledge. Knowledge of banking, of course, but knowledge of its customers and the communities the bank serves are equally important. This intimacy enables the bank to steer
clear of danger and work with customers for a common goal. It’s what gets so many community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, through the tough times unscathed.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886 and has been working side by side with neighbors and friends for 134 years, helping to make the community what it is today. Currently, Highpoint Community Bank operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at highpointcommunitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”

Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.

Highpoint Community Bank Education Scholarship

Highpoint Community Bank to offer Education Scholarship

The Highpoint Community Bank scholarship, founded in 2018, is to award a high school senior accepted into a post-secondary education program in finance or a finance related field.

Scholarship Amount

$ 4,000 ($1,000 per year up to four years).

Requirements for Scholarship Consideration

  1. Full-time student (full time equals 12 or more credit hours per semester), must be a Michigan resident and attend a Michigan or out of state community college or university providing a certificate, two year or four year degree.
  2. Student must be pursuing a certificate, associates or bachelor’s degree.
  3. Degree program must be finance-related; business administration, economics, accounting, etc.
  4. Student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. A transcript must be provided to the Highpoint Community Bank Trust Department annually.
  5. Funds are paid directly to the college or university for credit to that individual’s tuition expense for the following semester.
  6. The student must show promise and leadership qualities. Attach a letter of recommendation.
  7. Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
  8. Students in the following school districts may apply:

Barry County Christian School

Bellevue Community Schools

Caledonia Community Schools

               Delton Kellogg Schools

Hastings Area Schools

Marshall Public Schools

Maple Valley Schools

Thornapple Kellogg Schools

Wayland Union Schools

The application for this scholarship may be found on the bank’s website:

https://www.highpointcommunitybank.com/personal/youth-and-young-adult/

 

 

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Rated Highpoint Community Bank

A Bank You Can Trust

 

December 2019: Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, proudly affirms that Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 41 consecutive quarters, means Highpoint Community Bank has done so continuously since December 2009. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for Highpoint Community Bank as an “Exceptional Performance Bank”. This title is reserved for banks that have earned Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years) or longer.

 

“Relationship banking is a lot like any other relationship,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “It’s much easier to maintain confidence and trust than to try to win it back. While a lot of Wall Street banks lost it, Highpoint Community Bank never did. In fact,” she continued, “a recent Federal Reserve survey found that while fewer than half of Big Bank customers were satisfied with their overall banking experience, the vast majority of community bank customers are satisfied. And, local businesses dealing with community banks not only reported the most satisfaction, but also the most success. Those findings didn’t surprise us. Community banks, Highpoint Community Bank included, are local small businesses themselves, so they have a definite leg up on outsiders.”

 

Highpoint Community Bank has been helping its neighbors and friends since it began in 1886. Today, after 133 years, it continues to provide a superior personal experience through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and online at highpointcommunitybank.com.

 

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

 

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

 

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BauerFinancial, Inc. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank:
Doing the Right Thing

September 2019, Coral Gables, Florida: BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, commends Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan on its achievement of another 5-Star Superior Rating. Not only has Highpoint Community Bank earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 40 consecutive quarters giving it the  added status of being an “Exceptional Performance Bank”. This designation is reserved specifically for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating continuously for ten years or longer.

Earning and maintaining Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating indicates Highpoint Community Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“BAUERFINANCIAL would like to congratulate Mr. Mark Kolanowski, President and CEO and the entire team at Highpoint Community Bank. Strong leadership and dedication to excellence both inside the bank and outside in the community are the building blocks for success,” remarked Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, are fiscally-fit because they go the extra mile to help their neighbors and friends be fiscally-fit as well. In the end, Highpoint Community Bank reaps the benefits of the strong communities it helped to build,” concluded Dorway.

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886 and has been serving its neighbors and friends both ethically and fairly for 133 years. Today, Highpoint Community Bank operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at highpointcommunitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank:
Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood

June 2019, Coral Gables, Florida: Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan has achieved another Superior 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation. Each has added another hurdle when it comes to earning a 5-Star Rating from Bauer, yet none have been a problem for Highpoint Community Bank. Not only has the bank maintained safe capital levels, well in excess of what regulators require, Highpoint Community Bank has been helping its neighbors and local businesses grow their community with prudent lending and innovative solutions – all without compromising its own financial health in the process.

“This is the beauty of community banking,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “The success of a community bank directly correlates to the success of the community it serves. Community banks don’t need exotic investment instruments to make money for their shareholders. They much prefer to invest in local businesses and reap the benefits along with their neighbors. This approach has served Highpoint Community Bank very well as Highpoint Community Bank has earned and maintained Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 39 consecutive quarters.

Now, after 133 years, Highpoint Community Bank operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at highpointcommunitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.

 

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank:
Where You’re a Person, Not a Number

March 2019: Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, salutes 5-Star Highpoint Community Bank (formerly Hastings City Bank), Hastings, Michigan for its continued financial excellence. Not only has Highpoint Community Bank earned Bauer’s highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability, it has maintained that top rating for 38 consecutive quarters. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

“What I find particularly encouraging”, observes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “is that it’s community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, that are achieving this status. Community banks base decisions on relationships, not just on numbers. We seem to be coming to a point where human interaction is regaining importance. Technology is an invaluable tool, but only when it enhances the customer experience. Highpoint Community Bank has never lost sight of that.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886, and has been building personal relationships ever since. Today, 133 years later, Highpoint Community Bank operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at highpointcommunitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”
Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.